The Valeant case: A question on corporate ethics

The Valeant case: A question on corporate ethics by Chiranshu Kumar Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Canada’s largest pharma company, recently came under fire for its practice of buying smaller drug developers and then hiking prices on the medicines developed by that company. At the same time, the company’s profits have been skyrocketing as it slashed […]

Canadian Residential Market: Quick Health Check

Canadian Residential Market: Quick Health Check By Hai Nguyen It has been 10 months since RAMA’s last blog talked about Canada’s residential housing market. I believe that it is an opportune time to do a little health check on the market sustainability. Overall, the housing market continues to show little sign of slowing down, reflected […]

A Deep Dive into Currency Volatility

A Deep Dive into Currency Volatility by William Sapphire Zooming in on the Importance of Currency As investors, we often give far too little thought into currency fluctuations. I personally can attest to it – compared with tracking index performance and stock picking, currency movements is probably the last thing I would look at every […]

Wealth Simple Portfolio Management Competition Winners

Congratulations!! A big congratulations to the winners of Wealth Simple Portfolio Management Competition. First Place Daniel Ghali, Ryan Sheriff, Adhir Kadve & William Sapphire Second place Ephrem Chai, Radu Dragomir, Christopher Hau, Tingting Zhang Third Place Justin Fazio, Wladimir Hinz Baralt, Pierre-Etienne Lavallee, Shi Da Liu We appreciate the effort put in by all participants for making this a successful […]

Canadian Housing – A Dramatic Unfinished Story

The following is the dramatic unfinished story of the Canadian housing Sector. Exposition Each week brings another round of fresh reports arguing whether we are in a midst of a Canadian housing bubble or not. My view on this topic continues to evolve, but I reckon we are in a frothy housing market and that […]

PULSE CHECK – THE GLOBAL MINING INDUSTRY

 Pulse Check – The Global Mining Industry  Holy commodity Bear market! And just in time for the New Year. Here we are with Gold around $1280 and Oil at $48, and Silver and Copper are not showing much interest in moving any higher. Despite the recent fixation on the tribulations in the oil market, I’ve […]

Corporate Upgraders: A Boon to Shareholder Democracy..???

  Source: http://www.shareholderssquaretable.com/ “I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; […]

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)              Overview Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of powersport vehicles based out of Valcourt, Quebec and was spun off from Bombardier in 2003. BRP was privately owned until May 2013 when it went public and sells primarily to North American and […]